Final Fantasy VII Released on Steam

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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Final Fantasy VII Cloud

Final Fantasy VII is now up for sale on Steam for $11.99/£9.99. Since an entry for the game was found in the Steam database, it’s not a huge surprise that this was eventually coming- but now it’s finally here!

This is certainly not the Windows release we saw all the way back in 1998. This version of Final Fantasy VII is the updated digital release from 2012, and has been optimized and updated to support the latest hardware and Windows operating systems. In addition, it also comes with a few  new features including 36 Steam achievements, cloud saves (no pun intended), and a character booster option. The character booster option allows you to get out of tough situations by increasing your HP, MP, and Gil levels.

The minimum system specs require 3 GB of hard drive space, Windows XP or newer, a 2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and DirectX 9.0c. So chances are if you’ve got a PC running Windows, you can probably handle the game. In terms of price and accessibility, it’s an easy way to get your hands on a copy of Final Fantasy VII and earn some Steam achievements along the way.

If you’re interested, check out this trailer for the updated digital release, or hop on over to the Steam store and pick up a copy!



  • -Majin-

    So the only new gameplay feture is Pay to win?

    • dbclick

      There are no new gameplay features unless you count achievements. The Character Booster is an feature you can optionally use by going to your cloud save management system on Square Enix’s website outside of the game (from the launcher) and selecting which save file to ‘boost’. It maxes out character HP and MP and gives you about 50 million gil in that save file (basically for the purpose of going through the game just for the story). There is no “pay to win”.

      The only downsides to this release are the music quality isn’t quite up to that of the Playstation release (since the audio is based on the MIDI files for the original PC version) and the online save sync system can make saving take a bit longer if the cloud save server isn’t being snappy. The upsides are the fixed glitch for the magic defense bug (from the original and subsequent releases where the Magic Defense stat on armor wasn’t applied during battle), the achievements (about 18 of which actually mean something), the game running in higher resolution (only applies to 3D models/scenes and HUD/menu textures), nicely upscaled (but not re-rendered) CG movies, and correctly capped framerate for minigames (which was messed up on the original PC release).

  • Dragoon

    Any idea if those that bought it on the SE shop for PC will be able to transfer to Steam?

    • Guy Rainey

      Given that SE won’t let me (a paying customer!) re-download the game since “30 days have passed since purchase”, I think not.

    • Cezar “ikari” Pokorski

      So I just lost 10 euro by buying FF7 in their shop a week before it hit Steam?!

    • Guy Rainey

      I would say so, yeah. Put the game on your Steam wishlist, and buy it at a bargain. That’s what I’m going to do.

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    A friend of mine bought it because he somehow managed to break the Disc 1 on his copy of the game (Goddammit it was a Black Label)